Monday, November 16, 2015

Paras -- BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Review

Paras BREAKthrough Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Paras from the BREAKthrough Pokemon Card Set.  This is the first card that I've reviewed from the BREAKthrough set.  Paras is a basic, grass type Pokemon card with an hp of 60.  It has a x2 weakness to fire type Pokemon, no resistance type, and a one colorless energy card retreat cost. Paras does not have an Ability or an Ancient Trait and it only has one move.  The only move that this card has is called Blot, for one colorless energy card this move does 10 damage plus heals 10 damage from Paras.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Paras is a basic Pokemon card with a stage 1 evolution in Parasect, which I'll be reviewing tomorrow, you'll more than likely want to use this card with that Pokemon.  However, since I haven't reviewed that card yet, I'll just act as though I plan on using this card without its evolution.  So, on its own, this card could definitely be used as a starter type Pokemon in a deck since it can attack for only one energy, and a colorless energy card at that, plus it can heal damage from itself giving you more time to get your benched Pokemon set up.  However, with the prevalence of EX cards in the metagame, it doesn't make much sense to start the game with such a weak Pokemon, one that can do a maximum of 10 damage per turn.  So even though I think this card is good on its own, it is probably better of to use it when pairing it with Parasect from this set.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  So in my opinion, on its own, without considering Parasect, this is an average Basic Pokemon card from the BREAKthrough set.  There is nothing that I severely dislike about this card, it has a low retreat cost, solid HP, and one good move, but like I said in the strategy section, this card is limited in what it can do, so it may lose its effectiveness later in games.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Paras from the BREAKthrough set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Paras's stage 1 evolution Parasect, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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Paras is the first card that I reviewed from the BREAKthrough set, what was the first card I reviewed from the Primal Clash set?
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Chasista said...
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Chasista said...

It was of course the 1/160 card, Weedle, on February 18th, 2015.


Giri Venkatesh said...

1/160 Weedle Gress Pokemon Common card

Giri Venkatesh

Daniel Chen said...

Weedle (Primal Clash 1/160)
Daniel Chen

Kai Tung Ng said...

The first card you reviewed from the Primal Clash expansion was Weedle (Common: 1/160).

Kai Tung Ng

Vanessa Buda said...



Kyle Walker said...

The boss that is a weedle


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Martin T said...


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QuanticTinGz said...

Weedle (1/160)


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